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Genus Afrogethes

Afrogethes canadensis Afrogethes canadensis Afrogethes canadensis Nitidulidae? - Afrogethes canadensis Nitidulidae? - Afrogethes canadensis Meligethes aeneus (Fabricius) - Afrogethes saevus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cucujoidea
No Taxon (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Meligethinae (Pollen Beetles)
Genus Afrogethes
Explanation of Names
Afrogethes Audisio & Cline 2009
2 spp. in our area [A. canadensis (Easton), A. saevus (J. LeConte)], ~150 spp. total (of which many undescribed), arrange into at least five species-groups(1)
worldwide, 1.4–4.4 mm(1)
mainly Afrotropical, with meager representation in Europe, e. Asia, and NA(1)
various species-groups are associated with flowers of Verbenaceae, Boraginaceae, Fabaceae(1)
Works Cited
1.Preliminary re-examination of genus-level taxonomy of the pollen beetle subfamily Meligethinae (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)
Audisio P., Cline A.R., De Biase A., et al. 2009. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49: 341–504.